Monarchy, The Complete SeriesClosed Captioning
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The English Crown is one of the oldest surviving governing bodies in the world. Hosted by the erudite, energetic Dr. David Starkey, this series tells the epic and bloody stories of Britain’s kings and queens from the Saxon era (Alfred the Great) to the early 20th century (Victoria).
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoA Nation State||The unique idea of a monarch who is answerable to the people has its roots in early Anglo-Saxon kings such as Alfred the Great, the intellectual warrior who united England.||49:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoÆngla Land||After decades of pounding by Danish invaders intent on "shock and awe," England survives and thrives—but faces a true crisis after Edward the Confessor’s death.||49:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoConquest||With a mere 7,000 soldiers, William of Normandy conquers and brutally subjugates a nation of two million, changing England’s culture, social structure, and politics forever.||48:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoDynasty||Charismatic and hot-tempered, Henry II restores order to his realm by law and by the sword. Later in his line, the Magna Carta curbs and codifies royal power.||48:32||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoA United Kingdom||During "the century of Edwards," the Hammer of the Scots boldly extends his rule over neighboring kingdoms, Edward II loses the crown as a captive of his passions, and Edward III styles himself as a new King Arthur.||48:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoDeath of a Dynasty||In a kingly conflict dramatized and embellished by Shakespeare, Richard II and his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, vie for the throne and begin a decades-long struggle that threatens the very basis of the English monarchy.||49:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Crown Imperial||Although Edward IV’s coronation seemed to end the War of the Roses, sibling ambitions within the House of York eventually throw the monarchy into turmoil. Henry Tudor forces a dynastic showdown at Bosworth Field and ushers in a new kind of monarchy.||48:58||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoKing and Emperor||In his unquenchable thirst for celebrity and tortuous quest for a male heir, Henry VIII takes the English monarchy to new heights, asserting power over the souls of his subjects as well as their bodies.||49:03||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Shadow of the King||After six marriages ending in two divorces, two executions, and one bereavement, Henry leaves three children with a clear succession plan for the throne. But Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth soon face their father’s real legacy: a volatile fusion of politics and religion.||48:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Stuart Succession||James I takes the throne as the first "king of Great Britain," ruling not only England, but also Scotland and Ireland. But the Stuart reign soon turns from heady triumph to failure and civil war.||48:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoCromwell: The King Killer||Under the charismatic Oliver Cromwell, Parliament commits a previously unthinkable act: it executes a reigning king. Eventually, the fledgling republic discovers that it needs a monarch after all.||48:22||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoReturn of the King||In 1660, amid great pomp and celebration, Charles II returns from exile to assume the throne.||47:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Glorious Revolution||Outraged by James II's ham-handed attempts to promote tolerance for his fellow Catholics, Parliament invites his daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William of Orange, to invade England and take the throne-ushering in the Glorious Revolution||48:03||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoRule Britannia||Under William and Mary and their successor, Anne, the nation transforms itself into Europe's greatest power and enjoys unprecedented financial prosperity.||48:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoEmpire||George I and his two namesakes forge new relationships with Parliamentary leaders, creating a dynamic that survives in British governance today.||48:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoSurvival||Weathering the antiroyalist storm breaking on the Continent, Great Britain stands strong against the military might of Napoleon. By the mid-19th century, Queen Victoria accedes to the throne, reinventing the British monarchy as a stable yet progressive institution.||47:56||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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About time Apple!!
Nice documentary on history & founding of Britain. The narrative by Starkey seems genuine & keeps one interested at the same time. iTunes seems slow about getting stuff like this. Amazon & Google have had available for a while now - about time!!
Great to have this on.
Dr. Starkey is one of my favorite people to listen to and Channel 4 did an excellent job with the series.
Okay first off I don't actually watch it, I listen to it, while playing minecraft, or browsing deviantart and just allow my imagination to fill in the pictures. What I love most about this documentary is that is sticks to the facts and leaves the political bias at the door which is rare these days. David does not spin or deride anyone (accept us Americans) and displays the facts as best as he is able. The actors are great and I love the music.